What is monastery?

  • (noun): The residence of a religious community.

Monastery

Monastery (plural: monasteries) denotes the building, or complex of buildings, comprising the domestic quarters and workplace(s) of monastics, whether monks or nuns, and whether living in community or alone (hermits). The monastery generally includes a place reserved for prayer which may be a chapel, church or temple, and may also serve as an oratory.

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Sinaia
... The town was named after Sinaia Monastery, around which it was built the monastery in turn is named after the Biblical Mount Sinai ... Among the tourist landmarks, the most important are Peleş Castle, Pelişor Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Sinaia Casino, Sinaia train station, and the Franz ...
Monastery - Sufism
... In the roots of sufi philosophy there are influences of neoplatonist and other philosophies ... Many of the practices of Orthodox Christian hermits and desert-dwellers were imitated in Sufism's growth in the center of the former-Christian lands of the Middle East ...
Demiana - Sources
... Nuns of Saint Demiana’s Monastery ... Saint Demiana's Monastery for Nuns ... Life Story of the Chaste Saint Demiana and History of the Monastery ...
Kalenić Monastery
... Kalenić monastery (Serbian Манастир Каленић) is an important Serb Orthodox monastery near Rekovac in central Serbia ...
Enda Of Aran - Monastery in Aran Islands
... Returning to Ireland, Enda built churches at Drogheda, and a monastery in the Boyne valley ... On Innish he established the monastery of Enda, which is regarded as the first Irish monastery in the strict sense ...